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OUR MISSION & VISION

TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE STRUCTURAL IMPROVEMENT OF THE HEALTH OF DISADVANTAGED GROUPS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA BY DEVELOPING EVIDENCE-BASED PARTICIPATORY MODELS THAT BUILD CAPACITY AND FOCUS ON THE MAJOR DETERMINANTS OF POPULATION HEALTH.

REDS BANGALORE

New Picture (40)REDS activities were initiated by an Inter-religious Dialogue Group and the Catholic Workers Movement in April  1979, as they had seen the sufferings of the migrated poor and their exploitation. This noble mission got a new shape 1979, as they had seen the sufferings of the migrated poor and their exploitation. This noble mission got a new shape 1979, as they had seen the sufferings of the migrated poor and their exploitation. This noble mission got a new shape well-wishers from the neighbourhoods, pious associations, social clubs, institutions and companies donated food and  clothing to observe their family anniversaries and to celebrate seasonal festivals at the shelter. Some institutions had taken these children to their homes to celebrate with them. Youth groups and college students and trainees shared their skills, values and taught them literacy. In its 37 years of existence REDS Bengaluru went through different phases of development and streamlining.  The initial welfare method, over the years, gave way to development approach which eventually led to the empowerment of those we work with. Read More…

REDS RANCHI

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REDS Ranchi implements actively several outreach programs for the ongoing development of its beneficiaries.  The Marianists, the staff and the volunteers meet regularly at Gyan Deep, Lowadih to plan, evaluate and to improve their knowledge by mutual sharing.  A few of the former beneficiaries also have joined the team.  The team had organized several meetings with the guardians and the parents in the neighborhood, through expertise from the field. Read More…

REDS DEEPAHALLI

New Picture (1).jpegThe REDS STC (Skill Training Center) provides residential training programs for boys in carpentry, welding, tailoring, traditional knitting, creative embroidery and marketable soft-skill training, computer, plumbing and basic electrical course besides educating them on mental health, healthy recreational activities, sports & games, personal hygiene, social life skills, communication skills and value education. The eligible trainees appear for the SSLC exams. The primary school aged children are enrolled in the nearby formal school. Different income generation activities are introduced to the trainees. Their active participation helps to increase their knowledge and to develop their practical skills. Read More…

REDS PATNA

REDS PatnaTo respond to the invitation of the Archdiocese of Patna, the Marianists in Digha-Ghat, were asked to initiate an observation survey to identify the prevalence of ragpickers.   Dr. (Bro.) Edward Violett, SM., the then Chief Functionary of the Marianist Trust, had lead the team, that was assisted by Brothers S. Victor Sahayaraj SM., and Nesam Anthony, SM.  The team had submitted its report to the concerned, emphasized the facts and plights of the underprivileged children and families of the migrated Mushahar of the Mahadalit communities and suggested to expand the REDS Ranchi’s developmental activities. In September 2012, Bro. Augustus Surin, SM , now the Chief Functionary of the Marianist Trust,  asked the Marianists in Maria Nilaya, Patna, to maintain regular contacts with the ragpickers in view of establishing REDS Patna in the future and continues to provide necessary assistance, since then for the purpose. Read More…

Testimonials

Leena Grace

“As always we are made to feel welcome – the staff are all very helpful.”

Leena Grace

Reds

I appreciate the effort of REDS in finding the needy women’s & Girl’s and Childern’s and helping them. Very good keep doing this excellent service…

Ashwini

Vincent Kumar

“I’ve been here five times and always felt very welcome by all. The staff and meals were very organized; food was delicious and colorful.”

Laxmi

A Word from Executive Director

Reds Dear Friends and well wishers of REDS,

As I look back with gratitude, I admit that your kind sharing has made a great difference in our beneficiaries, who come from a ‘hand to mouth’ family enviroment. Educating the illiterate: Today, the illiterate guardians, relatives and parents are convinced to educate their children, who used to obtain extra cash to the family by ‘hook or crook’ in an unhealthy risky environment. What a significant paradigm shift the REDS staff team had created! Read More...

Aim & Mission

The primary objective of REDS (Ragpickers Education & Development Scheme) is to empower uneducated and waste-picking children from the streets of Bangalore and Ranchi.The primary objective of REDS (Ragpickers Education & Development Scheme) is to empower uneducated and waste-picking children from the streets of Bangalore and Ranchi. Read More...